The University supports the monitoring of potential plagiarism through the use of an online tool called Turnitin, which can be found at: http://www.submit.ac.uk
This on-line service is very useful for detecting plagiarism and other problems with essays, such as poor referencing. We've written a guide to help staff use the tool at Lancaster:
There is a section about anti-plagiarism for students on the Effective Learning at Lancaster website, giving advice on the subject of plagiarism, and how to write essays properly. It might be a good idea to make sure that students are aware of this material before setting work, as the University has no systematic mechanism to ensure that students know what an original essay is, and what is expected of them. The formal aspect of this expectation is below:
Lancaster 's academic enterprise is rooted in a culture of trust and integrity, and this underpins all aspects of the institutions's teaching and learning strategy.
The University is committed to:
a) defending the academic credibility and reputation of the institution
b) protecting the standards of its awards
c) ensuring that students receive the due credit for the work they submit for assessment
d) advising its student of the need for academic integrity, and providing them with guidance on best practice in study and learning
e) educating its students about what intellectual property is, why it matters, how to protect their own, and how to legitimately access other people's
f) protecting the interests of those students who do not cheat
'Dealing with Plagiarism by Students: Institutional Framework' applies to all coursework submitted by students for examination by the University in all academic programmes.
Attached Documents below
This framework is produced by Effective Learning at Lancaster and details ways to deal with plagiarism. It applies to all UG and PG study, and covers exams and coursework.
The AMBeR report
The AMBeR report – this report documents a project undertaken by TurnitinUK and details the range and spread of penalties available for student plagiarism among UK HEIs.